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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York Film Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

FIL106 Six-Week Filmmaking Workshop

242.5 hours (6 weeks).
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.

June 2008 - December 2019.  

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: combine basic elements of filmmaking to create and tell stories through moving images; apply fundamental writing, directing, shooting, and editing concepts to the making of mise-en scene, continuity, music, and narrative films; light simple scenes for either 16mm film and digital video cameras; execute different shots that combine to forward the story and action; use lighting and music to enhance the overall mood of the story; use sound effects, voice-over, wild track and ambient sound in building a complex overall sound for film projects; edit content into a finished product utilizing their understanding of beats, rhythm, mixing and other editing skills; use a developing critical eye toward the viewing of their own and other's work; and identify and analyze the mechanics and artistry of motion picture storytelling; writing, directing, and editing short films from a technical and artistic perspective.


This workshop combines introductory principles and concepts specific to both 16-millimeter and digital filmmaking through hands-on, intensive training. Students study mise-en scene, continuity, music and montage filmmaking and are then tasked to make a longer, more challenging narrative film incorporating all of the covered material with added elements of sound. Students learn to incorporate the fundamental principles of the craft to successfully tell stories with moving images. This workshop is ideal for beginner filmmakers, who want to develop the skills necessary to pursue filmmaking in traditional and digital formats.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Filmmaking (7/08) (10/16 revalidation). NOTE: This course overlaps in content with FIL101, FIL 104,  FIL108, and FIL112. The maximum amount of recommended credit for any combination of these courses is 7 semester hours. Further, these courses overlap with the One-Year Filmmaking Program. If a student progresses to the One-Year Program, only the recommended credits in the One-Year Program should apply.